COVID-19

UPDATE OF COVID MEASURES

The Madrid Academy of Art urges all members of its community to be fully vaccinated before coming to the academy in October.

The health and safety of the MAA community remains one of our top priorities as we prepare to welcome students back to the academy and to in-person instruction in October. Our COVID-19 protocols will respond to the state of the pandemic in Spain and the public health measures ordered by the Community of Madrid. Currently, we will continue to require the use of masks and social distancing in the academy, both for vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty and staff.

IN ACADEMIA

MAA continues to require you to:

  • You wear your mask.
  • Keep at least 1.5 meters away from others.
  • Practice hand hygiene.
  • Help with ventilation (open windows between classes, etc.).
  • Control your health.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have concerns related to COVID-19, please email or call:

  • Madrid COVID-19 information number: 900102112
  • Send us an email to – admin@madridacademyofart.com

 

COVID SITUATION IN MADRID

The following public health measures are currently in force throughout the Province of Madrid :

  • Social distancing (1.5 meters) is required, indoors and outdoors.
  • The use of masks is mandatory indoors and in closed spaces, including in restaurants / bars, only to be removed at the time of eating and drinking.
  • The use of masks is also mandatory outdoors when social distancing (1.5 meters) cannot be maintained.
  • Restrictions have been placed on the hours of operation of restaurants, bars, theaters and other social venues.
  • Restaurant seating is limited to 6 people per table indoors and 8 people per table outdoors.
  • There are occupancy limits and ventilation regulations for commercial establishments, places of worship and sports facilities.
  • Recommended: Outdoor public gatherings – in parks, on the streets – of more than 6 people are not allowed.
  • Recommended: no social / family visits to other homes, except to provide care to a third person.

VACCINE INFORMATION

MAA urges everyone in your community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible . Spain has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination strategy in four stages . Information on COVID-19 vaccines for the province of Madrid is available here . The COVID-19 vaccine is not available through the Multi Sanitas health insurance or through private health services in Spain. Students who do not have access to the Spanish national health system must make arrangements to be vaccinated in their home countries with vaccines that have been approved by the European Union.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Vaccinated tourists from most countries can enter Spain; Unvaccinated travelers may need proper documentation, including entry visas, registration certificates, valid passports, a negative diagnostic test taken within 48 hours of arrival in Spain or a COVID-19 recovery certificate, etc. . All travelers to Spain upon arrival must present a QR code generated through the Spain Travel Health Portal . Entry requirements may change; check the Spain Health Travel website for the most up-to-date information before traveling to Spain.

Restrictions related to COVID-19 vary widely by region in Spain and across Europe, indeed across the world. Travelers should check the specific information of their country of departure and their destination.

COVID-19 QUESTIONS

Will MAA require me to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending?

As of June 11, 2021, Spain and the European Union do not require vaccinations for students to start or continue their studies. Therefore, MAA does not currently require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The burden of staying safe at the academy falls heavily on our student population and their commitment to protecting our community. Consider receiving one of the EU-approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Jansen/Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, or Sinopharm).

Can I travel to Spain with the current travel restrictions?

Travel restrictions are constantly changing and the Spanish government updates a list of high-risk countries and travel restrictions every 15 days. Always check the restrictions both in Spain and in your country of origin.

Spain Travel Safe website

If in-person classes cannot take place in the fall as planned, what is MAA’s contingency plan?

MAA programs included both online components and face-to-face classes.

We are confident that we will be able to hold in-person classes this fall, but we have a contingency plan in place in case local or national restrictions prevent us from holding in-person classes.

If the face-to-face classes cannot be taken, we will give you the option to continue with the online program or, if you prefer, we will refund the tuition costs corresponding to the classes not taken.

Can I get a refund of my paid fees and tuition if I am disabled due to COVID-19 illness or travel restrictions in Spain or my home country?

Yes. Students formally withdrawing from any program due to covid-19 illness or mandatory quarantine (duly justified) will be eligible for a full refund of the difference in tuition costs.

Any other concerns?

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